Latrun is the area where a British fortress used to stand that Israeli soldiers attempted five times to conquer in the hopes of freeing the blockage by Jordanian soldiers of the road to Jerusalem in 1948.
A number remained back in the hotel for Shabbat and spent the day using the pool and courts at the hotel.
Upon the return of the tour, we had a big BBQ and party at the hotel with live music and dancing. A great spectacle as 900 of the American athletes and coaches got together for a fun and social evening.
Tomorrow we go back to early morning practice followed by a tour through the water tunnels as well as a trip to Jerusalem.